Keep The Dream196

VISION: To see all children enter adulthood with holistic skills and abilities necessary to contribute effectively to the development of South Africa ORGANISATION MISSION: "Our mission is to assist children to overcome difficult life circumstances by building resilience, physically, emotionally, spiritually and psychologically, using a Right's based framework, so they are able to realize their full potential and contribute to the building of South Africa."
Jun 24, 2015

Breaking NEW's

Khanyisa and sister Nkulu a Social Worker with KTD
Khanyisa and sister Nkulu a Social Worker with KTD

Dear All,

we are starting to spread further a field with confidence know that the projects we are running back in Tzaneen are continuing in a proper manner. We are able to mover further afield through a new partnership with the Japanese Volunteer Centre. This partnership is taking us to Elim about 1hours drive North of our present position. It is exciting because after spending two days with the 3 Drop In Centres they are fired up and excited about working together and so are their children.

We are also spreading to Acornhoek, Hoedspruit and Haenetzburg during this season. Our foot print is getting bigger and bigger within Limpopo. We are not waiting for the franchise finances to come in, we are stepping out. If it has been a while please consider donating once again to us. We are seeing near enough 3,000 children a week now. We need your ongoing support.

We will start a Journey of Life training which teaches adults about the pitfalls children have to negotiate when growing up. To us this is common knowledge but because of poor education, migrant labour issues, working away from home many parents do not have the basic parenting skills that we take for granted. This training often causes the participants to look back over their own lives and re-evaluate their own issues, this can be very confronting at times as well.

Then we will introduce all the staff to KTD196's children's program which is particularly effective in the rural areas. So by the end of the year we should have trained the staff extensively, followed up on their training with monthly visits plus worked with their parents. Its great to see our replication happening already in another desperately needy area.

You may or may not know but we have added a second project to Global Giving, we are desperate to own a farm for a variety of different reasons but predominantly so we can continue running our camps on a weekly basis which are currently limited to the winter school holidays due to access to a venue. Secondly, for 12 years we have been operating out of my home, now we reached maximum capacity and we need a proper office space and training venue of our own. Please consider partnering with us on this endeavour. All you need to go is go to Global Giving and enter Keep The Dream196 and both of our projects will come up.

We also have had the privilidge to be on international television this last month. If you missed it please go to YouTube on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLjxb2aUF94  or go to http://keepthedream196.com and look for the youtube icon. If you have any comments please dont hesitate to leave me a message on our website under subscribe.

Thank you all once again for your ongoing support. You are making this possible.

Take care all

Louise Batty

 

Being a scout has had a huge impact on my life because it changed the way I think, the way I look at people and the way I look at myself. Being a Scout is not about what you do when you are with other Scouts but it becomes part of your lifestyle.

Joining Scouts is a decision that one makes because you want to change for the good. Scouts changes us in different ways: firstly, you gain confidence. Secondly, you learn how to interact with different people and thirdly you can discover your abilities.


Thank you to KTD196 for bringing Scouts to our area. Join Keep The Dream196 and your life will change forever.

Khanyisa 1st Shiluvane Rover

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Jun 23, 2015

Breaking NEW's

Khanyisa and sister Nkulu a Social Worker with KTD
Khanyisa and sister Nkulu a Social Worker with KTD

Dear All,

we are starting to spread further a field with confidence know that the projects we are running back in Tzaneen are continuing in a proper manner. We are able to mover further afield through a new partnership with the Japanese Volunteer Centre. This partnership is taking us to Elim about 1hours drive North of our present position. It is exciting because after spending two days with the 3 Drop In Centres they are fired up and excited about working together and so are their children.

We will start a Journey of Life training which teaches adults about the pitfalls children have to negotiate when growing up. To us this is common knowledge but because of poor education, migrant labour issues, working away from home many parents do not have the basic parenting skills that we take for granted. This training often causes the participants to look back over their own lives and re-evaluate their own issues, this can be very confronting at times as well.

Then we will introduce all the staff to KTD196's children's program which is particularly effective in the rural areas. So by the end of the year we should have trained the staff extensively, followed up on their training with monthly visits plus worked with their parents. Its great to see our replication happening already in another desperately needy area.

We also have had the privilidge to be on international television this last month. If you missed it please go to YouTube on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLjxb2aUF94  or go to http://keepthedream196.com and look for the youtube icon. If you have any comments please dont hesitate to leave me a message on our website under subscribe.

Thank you all once again for your ongoing support. You are making this possible.

Take care all

Louise Batty

 

Being a scout has had a huge impact on my life because it changed the way I think, the way I look at people and the way I look at myself. Being a Scout is not about what you do when you are with other Scouts but it becomes part of your lifestyle.

Joining Scouts is a decision that one makes because you want to change for the good. Scouts changes us in different ways: firstly, you gain confidence. Secondly, you learn how to interact with different people and thirdly you can discover your abilities.


Thank you to KTD196 for bringing Scouts to our area. Join Keep The Dream196 and your life will change forever.

Khanyisa 1st Shiluvane Rover

Khanyisa has been a cub, scout and is now a Rover with 1st Shiluvane Rover Crew. She is in her 3rd year studying to be an auditor at the University of Johannesburg. She has a bursary with Deloitte. She comes from a rural village, and went to a rural school until high school where she was given the opportunity through KTD196 to attend Kings Court Christian School a private school which recognised her acaedemic abilities and community service through Scouts.

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Apr 10, 2015

Keep The Dream196 Update

Camping without tents.
Camping without tents.


Dear Friends

We have a major project on board, we are fundraising for a farm. On


We continue on, although we are attracting small donors we continue on with our fundraising plans to purchase our farm. Over six proposals have gone out to international donors to assist us with the purchase of our farm. All six have been declined however we continue to fundraise and to carry out our activities.

For example, over the weekend a camp was held in Mwamitwa with 30 Scouts. This was a village based camp and comes with inherent issues around safety and security. Although the venue was a Drop in Centre on the weekends we have to be very vigilant to make sure the children's safety is secured. It is difficult because there are many shebeens (taverns) in all the villages and so dealing with intoxicated people makes village camping a challenge. Hence the decision to move ahead with the purchase of a farm where safety will be assured.

This camp was exciting because it was run by the Rovers from Mwamitwa area (Rovers are over 18yrs up to 26yrs) with minimal support from Keep The Dream196. It means the program is becoming more sustainable and less dependent on the NGO for staffing, support and training. This is exciting. The program is growing, the Scouts are active, the Rovers are loving being a part of the program and giving back to their communities. Kheto is not just a Rover but is also a Field Officer with Keep The Dream196. Since working with us he has been saving and now has enough money to continue his Bachelors in Computer Science. Another team mate at the camp is Ntsako, his story is below.

Thank you to all who have made our impact possible. Thank you for partnering with us as we slowly but surely keep moving on!

On May 13th 2015 there is a matching bonus day. Please consider donating on this day towards KTD196 and your donation will be increased by Global Giving.

Thank you once again for helping us acheive our goals

My name is Tsako and I have been a scout since 2009 and I am very proud of what I do. I have earned love, respect, support and mostly I have something to keep me busy day after day. I am a Troop Leader for 1st Mohlaba and I now have developed 1st Petanenge Scout Troop also I am the Assistant Troop Scouter to 1st Sasekani Troop.


Scouts is like my peacemaker because when I think of scouts joy, happiness, smiles, caring and respect appears on my fare. The Scout trail says it is our turn to spread the scout message a little bit wider and I am doing so to create friendship and brotherhood amongst our beautiful country. Day after day appreciate the responsibility mum Rose and Akela Zabe who have given me many opportunities. Thank you Keep The Dream196 you have given me courage and I am well motivated, I will keep my dream

Kheto Rover 1st Nghonyama Crew
Kheto Rover 1st Nghonyama Crew
Ntsako - A Rover at the latest camp
Ntsako - A Rover at the latest camp

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